An extremely rare Apple-1 computer, the original 1976 design created by famed engineer Steve Wozniak, has gone up for auction on eBay at an asking price of $1.5 million.
The Apple-1 was Apple’s first product sold to consumers, the result of Wozniak selling a $500 calculator and the late Steve Jobs selling his VW Microbus to fund its development. The Apple-1 was discontinued only a year later in 1977 when the Apple-II released. According to the Apple-1 Registry, only 200 Apple-1 units (plus a few in pre-production) were ever made.
According to the eBay listing and the unit’s Apple-1 Registry page, this Apple-1 computer is one of only six to have an original Byte Shop KOA wood case. The computer is also in working condition with an unmodified NTI motherboard. The seller is also including an original Sony TV-115 monitor with a video modulator. Check out the eBay gallery below.
Apple-1 eBay Auction Gallery
The only parts to have been replaced on this particular unit are its video and keyboard connectors, according to the unit’s Apple-1 Registry page. With a hand-soldered motherboard and a slight difference in the connector pin, current owner Krishna B. Blake conjectured that it